May 26, 2004

If I've destroyed your evening's plans, my work here is done

If you liked Samarost and want more self-contained Flash games, you should also check out Tork and Chasm. If full-length computer adventure games are dying a slow death (witness the cancelled Sam & Max game), then short-story length mini-adventures are having a renaissance. If only computer game companies could learn something from this: 3-D graphics do not make your game better. Cartoons are fun. Puzzles are better than dialogue.

As corroborating evidence for my first point: Does anyone really think this looks better than this?

(Via Little Fluffy.)

Posted by Francis at 02:33 AM

Adam Cadre wrote an essay on this subject a while back: Popcap.

Posted by: Tablesaw at May 26, 2004 04:39 AM

I did quite enjoy Tork--was able to finish it in a sitting, without hints, which is a nice feature for a game to have. Very cleverly done.

Posted by: Lance at May 26, 2004 03:34 PM